About us Projects Living with A Long Term Health Condition Programme The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition. The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life. LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t. Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided. Topics covered include: Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness Coping with depression or feeling low Relaxation techniques Physical activity Healthy eating Communicating with family, friends and health professionals Planning for the future Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences. We have the following courses available: Start Dates Time Location Tuesday 13th March 18 13.30 – 16.00 Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road Ilkeston Tuesday 27th March 18 13.30 – 16.00 CAB Banks Road Matlock Monday 9th April 18 13.30 – 16.00 Long Eaton Health Centre Midland Street Long Eaton Tuesday 17th April 18 13.30 – 16.00 Dronfield Library High Street Dronfield Thursday 19th April 18 13.30 – 16.00 Amber Trust Ripley 7-11 Wellington Street Ripley Friday 18th May 18 13.30 – 16.00 Fairfield Centre Victoria Park Road Buxton Tuesday 29th May 18 13.30 – 16.00 Chesterfield Fire Station Spire Walk Business Park Braidwood Way Wedensday 13th June 18 12.30 – 15.00 CAB offices Swadlincote Tuesday 26th June 18 12.30 – 15.00 Glossop venue to be confirmed Wednesday 27th June 18 13.30 – 16.00 Ilkeston Fire Station Thursday 28th June 18 13.30 – 16.00 Tesco Superstore Clay Cross You can book a course by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 01283 210107 We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.